Nebraska Lottery scratch-off player cashes in with 2020 Ford F-150
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Nebraska Lottery scratch-off player cashes in with 2020 Ford F-150

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Lottery Truck Winner

Julio Olmedo stands next to a 2020 Ford F-150 that he won playing the Nebraska Lottery's Trucks & Bucks contest.

COLUMBUS — The Nebraska Lottery gave away the first of seven trucks Tuesday to a man who bought a scratch-off ticket at a Columbus convenience store.

Schuyler resident Julio Olmedo purchased a Trucks & Bucks ticket at Sam’s General Store, 3417 14th St., and ended up with a 2020 Ford F-150.

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Neil Watson, spokesman for the Nebraska Lottery, said Trucks & Bucks is one of the oldest and most popular games. The game is relatively simple, as people scratch off 10 places on a card, trying to find three matching symbols. If those symbols match, the person wins a prize.

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As Trucks & Bucks marks its 25th year, this year's trucks are silver.

“Normally, we do red trucks,” Watson said. “It’s something unique for 2020.”

The odds of winning a truck are 1-in-300,000.

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Olmedo said seeing his truck Tuesday was a dream come true.

“It shows that it can happen to anybody,” he said.

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